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  • May Severe Weather Brings Request for Federal Assistance

    Gov. Bill Lee has requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Joe Biden for Tennessee counties that were impacted by the severe weather and tornadoes on May 8-9, 2024. “Federal disaster assistance will bring much-needed economic relief and resources to help our communities and fellow Tennesseans recover from the devastation of these storms,” said Gov.…


  • Weather Safety Tips While Traveling

    With forecasts predicting temperatures in the 90’s for portions of the state this weekend, AAA is urging motorists to keep their children, pets and vehicles safe during the extreme heat expected this weekend.   “The interior of a vehicle can heat up to deadly temperatures much more quickly than we realize, especially during times of extreme heat…


  • TDOE Releases 2023-24 3rd Grade and 4th Grade ELA TCAP State-Level Results

    The Tennessee Department of Education has released statewide average 3rd grade and 4th grade results for the ELA portion of the spring 2024 Tennessee Comprehensive Academic Program (TCAP) assessment. Third grade student scores remained steady as 4th grade student scores showed significant improvement, thanks to the nation-leading, comprehensive statewide literacy strategy for Tennessee public schools.…


  • Air Quality Alert is in Effect

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has issued a Code Orange Health Advisory for the Nashville area until midnight CDT Friday night. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Ozone has been issued. Ground level Ozone concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. The general public is not likely to be…


  • Tips to Cut Energy As Temperatures Rise

    With temperatures in Middle Tennessee expected to soar into the 90s this weekend, Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) has provided several recommendations to help members reduce their energy usage and save money on their electric bills.  Nudge the thermostat up: Keep your thermostat at the highest comfortable temperature, ideally between 76 and 78 degrees. This reduces…


  • Make Sure Your Firearms Are Stored Safety

    The Department of Safety and Homeland Security is offering free 15-inch cable locks that secure most shotguns, rifles, pistols, and revolvers. The cable lock works by running through the barrel or action of the firearm preventing it from being fired. The rubber coating on the cable helps to protect the firearm. The cable lock has…


  • Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this Week

    Once again, Manchester, Tennessee will host the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which is one of the most popular live music events in the country. Since 2002, the event has featured a diverse assortment of performers on a 700-acre Middle Tennessee farm that becomes the temporary home for thousands from across the country. Over…